Israeli activist Jeff Halper and academic Ilan Pappe had a clear message for delegates at the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) UK conference this weekend: the two state solution is dead, and the failure of the Kerry initiative is a moment of dangerous opportunity.
With a focus on the theme of ‘Rising from the Ruins’, around 150 ICAHD UK supporters gathered Saturday to celebrate a decade of campaigning, spending a day of education, reflection, and strategising at Amnesty International UK in central London.
Following a morning AGM, director Linda Ramsden got the conference proper underway with a presentation about the achievements of ICAHD UK, established 10 years ago to support the work of the Jeff Halper-led, Jerusalem-based NGO. Over a decade, the organization grew from a handful of members to lobbying parliamentarians and securing UN ECOSOC consultative status.
Halper himself spoke next, updating participants about Israel’s on-the-ground strategies for advancing Judaization of different parts of the country. Read further the Middle East Monitor summary of the conference here.
A report of the conference day by an ICAHD UK Executive member.